Lipica (Italian: Lipizza) is a village in the Coast and Karst region of Slovenia. It is famous for the pure white Lipizzaner horses that have been bred in the area for 400 years.

Lipizzaners in training at the stud farm

Get in

The closest major towns or cities to Lipica are: Sežana (3km), Trieste (Italy) (10km) and Koper (10km). From within Slovenia head by car towards Sežana and Trieste (Italy) on the A3 highway. Take the Sežana exit and head south or take Divača exit from the A1 highway and head west. There are several signs that point the way. From Trieste, Italy take any road towards Opicina or Bazovica. From Opicina follow signs for Sesana (Sežana) or Slovenia and then head south. From Bazovica follow signs for Slovenia. After crossing the border take the second left for Lipica. The journey from Trieste to Lipica by car is around 30 minutes. There are several trains daily from Ljubljana (2 hour journey) and two per day from Opicina, Italy (10 minute journey) which stop at Divača. From Divača, Lipica is a gentle 20 minute walk. Alternatively it is possible to take a municipal bus from Trieste (route 39) to Bazovica (about a 30 minute journey) and walk from there across the border to Lipica but the walk may take up to an hour and part of the walk may involve walking alongside a fairly busy road.




There is a gift shop near the main parking lot that has souvenirs for all things Lipizzaner as well as prints and crafts. More shops you can find in nearby Sežana.



There are many hotels in the nearby city of Sežana if you don't find a free room in Lipica.

Go next

The following places are within easy reach of Lipica:

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